duckling

noun duck·ling \ ˈdək-liŋ , ˈdə-kliŋ \

Definition of duckling

:a young duck

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First Known Use of duckling

15th century


DUCKLING Defined for English Language Learners

duckling

noun

Definition of duckling for English Language Learners

  • : a young duck

  • : the meat of a young duck that is used as food


DUCKLING Defined for Kids

duckling

noun duck·ling \ ˈdək-liŋ \

Definition of duckling for Students

:a young duck


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